Kala Dunn

Administrative Assistant, Rick's Kitchen Sink Producer

Kala Dunn is a native of Princeton, Ky. She’s a 2006 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy with a concentration in flute performance and a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a B.M. in piano performance. Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, reading, running, and listening to music. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

Ways to Connect

Starting Friday, the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center hosts an exhibit titled “Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812.” The Tennessee State Museum Traveling Exhibit is on display at the Heritage Center through September 12. There’s a grand opening reception this Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4. Admission is free.

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive tomorrow and Wednesday from 11 to 3 at the Murray Wal-Mart. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. To schedule an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org

As part of the Jackson Purchase Foundation's Summer Conservation Series, the Murray State University Expo Center hosts a free Healthy Soils workshop and Backyard Conservation workshop next Friday from 9 to noon. Learn how to make the soils in your yard healthy and fertilize correctly to prevent pollution. Pre-register at jpf.org

The 67th Annual Dawson Springs BBQ is tomorrow downtown on the square. BBQ plates are available at the Community Center from 11 to 6. A street fair starts at 6 with performances by Bluegrass Revival and comedian/songwriter Pete Stamper. For more information, visit dawsonspringsky.com

As part of its Evenings Upstairs series, the McCracken County Public Library hosts "The Ohio River: Past, Present, and Future" tomorrow night at 7. The presentation is given by Chuck Parrish, retired historian of the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The program is free and open to all. For more information, visit mclib.net

The 14th Annual UBS Fred Paxton Fund Run for Charities is this Saturday at Noble Park in Paducah. The race starts at 8 a.m., with a youth run starting at 9 a.m. A portion of the registration fee goes to the charity of your choice. For more information or to register, visit cfwestky.org

Tomorrow is "Draw Your Partner Doubles Night" at the Noble Park Tennis Courts. Play begins at 7, and partners for each participant are drawn throughout the night. The free event is open to players age 16 and older. Bring your own racquet. 

Wranglers Campground hosts the 19th Annual Primitive Rodeo tonight and tomorrow night at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating to watch events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, bull riding, and more.

There are school supply collection events this Saturday from 10 to 3 in Paducah. Donations can be made at the Hinkleville Wal-Mart, the South Side Wal-Mart, and K-Mart. Items needed include paper, crayons, pencils, rulers, calculators, 3-inch and 5-inch binders, and other everyday school supplies. To volunteer for the event, call (270) 442-1691. 

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Murray State University Curris Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org